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Houseboat owners in Kashmir carry out repair work before onset of tourist season

Srinagar, Feb 21 (ANI): With winters slowly fading away, houseboat owners in Jammu and Kashmir have begun coring of boats ahead of the tourist season. Houseboats are the identity of the world famous Dal Lake attracting tourists from across the world every year. Houseboat owners have called in carpenters who are specialised in repairing boats by using the 'coring' technique. A houseboat owner Taseen Ahmad said they undertake the coring exercise every two years to keep boats in good shape. The coring experts charge rupees 1,000 a day. Coring of boats includes filling of gaps on the floor of the boat with special grass and repairing the damaged portion with expensive timber of the valley known as “deodar”. Meanwhile, tourists have started thronging the valley and staying in houseboats is their preference. Feb 21, 2015
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100 Indian women to sky dive in Australia to create record

Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): In a bid to empower women, 100 Indian women would visit Australia to do tandem skydiving and scuba diving, also attempting to create a record. The women will visit Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia from April 16-24 under the guidance of Skydiver Shital Mahajan, who has won Padma Shree, and holds 14 national and eight international records. Addressing mediapersons in Mumbai, Mahajan announced that her skydiving academy will be training 100 women participants to popularise the sport and also for women empowerment. She added that they had finished all the basic camps and would head towards final preparations. Feb 21, 2015
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Calvin Klein rocks into Fall 2015

(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: On the last day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York on Thursday (February 19), American design house Calvin Klein created "urban eroticism" with 38 Feb 21, 2015
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"I need to be a big man" - migrant teen

Dawn breaks on the Italian island of Lampedusa. It's the first stop in Europe for scores of migrants seeking a better life. Now many begin a new journey as they leave holding centers aboard buses Feb 21, 2015
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A bloodbath in Libya

A massacre in eastern Libya, with at least 42 people killed by Islamic State suicide bombers. Amateur video, which can not be independently verified, captures chaotic scenes in the aftermath. It Feb 21, 2015
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Virtual reality allows humans to fly like birds

STORY: From the ancient Greek legend of Icarus, to the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, flying like a bird has been a dream for mankind for generations. Not anymore -- thanks to this machine, an Feb 21, 2015
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500 attend funeral held for Copenhagen gunman

An estimated 500 people came to the Islamic Society of Denmark in Copenhagen to remember 22 year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein. El-Hussein killed two people and injured five others last weekend in Feb 21, 2015
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Snow blasts Mideast

After a stormy night, Jerusalem wakes up to a thin blanket of snow. Holy sites across the city are dusted in white. The chill did not deter some Orthodox Jewish worshipers who went to pray at the Feb 21, 2015